The opening round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy has now come to an end with all of the three matches concluding in a draw. Several batsmen made an impact throughout the four days as the flat nature of the playing surfaces made it hard for bowlers to scythe through the lineups.
Amidst the action among the country’s biggest cricket stars, fans were deprived of catching a glimpse of some exciting players who were unfortunate to miss out. The foremost name in this unlucky list is former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt. The Central Punjab player was unable to get a game in the first round despite stellar stats in last year’s edition of the QeA Trophy.
The much talked about all-rounder Hasan Mohsin could not get an appearance for Sindh. He has played in 9 first-class games, enjoying a decent run with the bat as he has managed three fifties.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Sameen Gul also could not feature in the clash against Northern although the young pacer has a good record in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Another exciting PSL talent Umer Khan, the 20-year-old Karachi Kings spinner, did not play for KPK in their opening QeA Trophy match.